Enter Inhabitot's 2014 Green Halloween Costume Contest!

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Inhabitot’s Green Halloween Costume Contest is back! Know a tot with a particularly awesome costume this year? Want a chance at $200 in prizes and to be featured on our site? Think you have the most creative costume ever? Then what are you waiting for, enter the contest – you have until 11:59pm, November 1, 2014, so get going.




6 Emergency Essentials for Surviving 72 Hours Without Power


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The motto “always be prepared” is a good one to keep in mind, but one might not understand the importance of that until immersed in a situation that one hasn’t prepared properly for at all. With climate change wreaking havoc on the planet, superstorms, floods, tornadoes, and droughts are becoming more frequent, and it’s not uncommon for people to be without power for a few days. Although some people might feel a bit paranoid or weird about keeping a supply of certain items in the house “just in case”, it’s always better to have them and not need them, than vice-versa. Read on to learn about the supplies that everyone should keep on hand if the power goes out for a few days.

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Get $10 Off Passes to the First Ever Dwell on Design NY Show with Our Code

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Dwell on Design NY, curated by the editors of Dwell magazine, debuts this week at 82 Mercer in SoHo, NY. Join 5,000 design elite as Dwell upends the standard ‘trade show’ format and creates a unique forum to engage, learn, inspire and connect in new and exciting ways. Inhabitat readers can receive $10 off show passes for the inaugural event by using code DODNY and registering here.

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6 Recipes for a Vegan French Canadian Thanksgiving Menu


The harvest comes in early here in Canada; a full month before our neighbors to the south, in fact! As such, our Thanksgiving feast falls on the second weekend in October, rather than mid November, and you can bet that the season’s bounty is celebrated with great delight all across the country. Every region has its signature dishes for this particular holiday, and rural Québec is no exception. Although traditional fare is quite meat-heavy (turkey, ham, pork-filled pies and such), there are some gorgeous options for those who prefer a plant-based diet. Here are a few classic Québecois Thanksgiving dishes that we’ve updated for vegan palates.

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Six Healthy Coffee Alternatives to Warm Up Your Mornings This Fall

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While there’s nothing quite like a hot cup of java to start your day out and give you that morning jolt of energy, drinking too much coffee throughout the day isn’t great for your health. Coffee does have its own particular benefits when consumed in moderation, but drinking more than three cups per day can cause a host of unwanted health problems. With fall in full swing and winter approaching, hot beverage season is upon us. If you’d like to cut your caffeine consumption but don’t want to give up your morning ritual, you’re in luck: here are some very tasty and healthy coffee alternatives that you can enjoy at any time of the day.

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Build Your Own Disaster-Proof Earth Home Using Materials of War

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A Reflection on Energy Justice Summer—The Fight Against Fracking in Pennsylvania

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Energy Justice Summer has come to an end, but our work against fracking and extreme shale gas extraction is still continuing. In the coming months, we’ll be looking for more fellows to come to Susquehanna County to join us in the fight to stop fracking in the name of energy justice, and a just transition to a clean energy economy. Thank you all for joining me on this amazing journey! This article is a reflection of Energy Justice Summer as a whole, and the life I lived in Montrose over the past three months, working alongside some amazing, dedicated activists.

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Winter is Coming: 6 Game of Thrones-Inspired Vegetarian Recipes to Brighten Cold Days

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Winter is coming. No, really… it’ll be here in a couple of short months. Avid Game of Thrones fans have been inundated with the foreboding of oncoming winter, and October’s arrival reminds us that snow and bitter cold will be following shortly. Fortunately, there are some delicious ways to brighten up grey days, such as these fabulous vegetarian recipes inspired by George R.R. Martin’s works. Warming soup, succulent roasted vegetables, and tantalizing desserts are waiting for you right after the jump!

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9 Eco-Friendly Thrift-Store Halloween Costumes for Under $15

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Across the country, the leaves are changing and the air is turning crisp. It can only mean one thing: Time to get your Halloween plans in order. We love dressing up for Halloween just as much as the next guy or gal, but we’re less enchanted with the trend of buying pricey, wasteful and poorly-made store-bought ‘costumes’. The solution? Hit the thrift store and assemble your own creative costume. Over at Ecouterre, learn how, with a bit of leg work, you can put together your own one-of-a-kind costume for under $20.



6 Fun, Fantastic Bus Stops from Around the World

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PHOTOS: Ai Weiwei's Amazing Chinese Dragon Flies Through the Air at Alcatraz

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PHOTOS: Iconic High Line Park in NYC Opens Final Section To Public

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TEST DRIVE: 10 Things You Need to Know About Toyota's 2015 Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle

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For the past 20 years, Toyota has been working on a vehicle that could revolutionize the way we get around. It’s virtually silent, its emissions are so clean you could drink them, and it’s finally ready to hit the streets next year. Meet the 2015 Toyota FCV – the first fuel cell vehicle you’ll actually be able to buy. We recently had a chance to jump behind the wheel and test drive Toyota’s hydrogen fuel cell car in San Francisco – read on for our first thoughts and 10 things you need to know about this groundbreaking vehicle.

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BFI Announces Seven Pioneering Finalists for the 2014 Buckminster Fuller Challenge

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PHOTOS: Incredible Edible Sushi High Line Replica is Made of Mashed Potatoes!

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The Best Green Designs from Designersblock at the London Design Festival

The Best Green Designs from Designersblock at the London Design…

Artist Laura Daza is intrigued by how color has been used throughout the ages, and has used both the rituals and techniques used in ancient times to create authentic pigments. Such…

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Restless Futures Showcases Emerging Technologies and their Potential Consequences at the London Design Festival 2014

Restless Futures Showcases Emerging Technologies and their Potential…

Located at the Lethaby Gallery, Restless Futures forms part of an 18-month Central Saint Martins program organized around four themes: Disruptive Technologies, Expanded Boundaries, No…

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DIY: Everything You Need to Know to Build a Simple Backyard Aquaponics System

DIY: Everything You Need to Know to Build a Simple Backyard Aquaponics…

Aquaponics = aquaculture (the raising of edible fish) + hydroponics (growing vegetables and herbs without soil). You may have seen examples of this revolutionary way of growing food in…

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